Born in Arkansas in 1992, Jessa Lauren Duggar is best known for her time on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On. The Growing Up Duggar author is the fifth child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. In August 2014, she got engaged to Ben Seewald after one year of courting. The pair wed in November 2014, going on to welcome sons Spurgeon and Henry in 2015 and 2017, respectively, followed by daughters Ivy and Fern in 2019 and 2021.
Jessa began her reality TV career in 2004 in the documentary 14 Children and Pregnant Again. She subsequently starred with her family members on 19 Kids and Counting (previously 18 Kids and Counting and 17 Kids and Counting) until the show’s 2015 cancellation. She then joined the Counting On spinoff for 11 seasons from 2015 to 2020. TLC canceled the show in 2021 amid child pornography charges against Jessa’s brother Josh Duggar, which he pleaded not guilty to.
“TLC will not be producing additional seasons of,” the network told Us Weekly in a statement at the time. “TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.”
Jessa has since continued to document her family’s life via YouTube, from births to camping trips.